Imagining Worlds - VISUAL

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art &
The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

Behind the Curtain - VISUAL Summer Camp 2024

An action packed drama and art summer camp for young people aged 8-16 years.

Monday 8th July - Friday 12th July 2024 | 10am - 4pm

Admission: €150 for 5 days

To book call: 059 917 2400

Join us for our brilliant Summer Camp!

For ages: 8-11 years and 12-16 years.

Five full days of creativity, fun, performance and art in VISUAL and the George Bernard Shaw Theatre. Experience drama and visual art with our professional arts facilitators. This is an opportunity to make, mess and meet new people. The week will end with a public sharing of the theatre and artwork made during the Behind the Curtain summer camp at VISUAL, so friends and family can join us in celebrating each participant's creativity.

We will explore the summer season of artworks at VISUAL through curious eyes together, sharing what you think the story is and wondering why and how the artists made what they made. The exhibitions will include theatrical sets, paintings, sculptures and costumes. These will form the backdrop to your theatre playmaking and experimenting with art materials as you peep behind the curtain together. You will learn new art techniques, practice connecting ideas together, grow confidence in storytelling, develop stage skills and collaborate with other creative young people!

The Imagining Worlds summer camp will be fully supervised by the team at VISUAL. Participants will be grouped according to age, (8-12yrs and 12+years). Each day will be divided into morning and afternoon theatre and art sessions with a break for a packed lunch.

Numbers are limited so please book your place to avoid disappointment.

Facilitators are professional artists and theatre makers:

Mary Jo Gilligan is an artist and facilitator at VISUAL. She studied sculpture through a Fine Art BA at NCAD and holds an MA in Social Sculpture from Oxford Brookes University. She is very interested in the values we hold and that shape us, how imagination is both a huge inner space and a superpower for creative action in the world and how we tune into each other and our built and natural environments. She increasingly puts her creative energy into workshops and other learning contexts to explore art making and imagination with other people.